Find out how to apply for a passport

Applying from inside Canada – In less than 2 days: Call the Service Canada Passport Call Centre directly

You can contact them at 1-800-567-6868.

When you apply, you need to provide proof of travel or proof that you need the passport urgently

Proof of travel can be

  • an airline, bus or train ticket
  • a written declaration, if travelling by car
  • a travel itinerary showing travel proof of payment
  • proof of illness or death in the family requiring immediate travel
  • a declaration or letter from a third party explaining why you need the passport urgently

Applying from inside Canada – In the next 3 to 30 days: Request a call back from Service Canada

After you submit the online form, it may take up to 2 days for Service Canada to call you back with instructions on how and where to apply.

Complete the online form

If you can’t complete the online form

Call the Service Canada Passport Call Centre directly at 1-800-567-6868.

When you apply, you need to provide proof of travel or proof that you need the passport sooner

Proof of travel can be

  • an airline, bus or train ticket
  • a written declaration, if travelling by car
  • a travel itinerary showing travel proof of payment
  • proof of illness or death in the family requiring immediate travel
  • a declaration or letter from a third party explaining why you need the passport sooner

Applying from inside Canada – In 30 or more days: You need to mail your application to us

We suggest you use a certified courier or a mail service with tracking. It will help protect your documents and we’ll get your application sooner.

If you’re applying by mail

Government of Canada
Passport Program
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0G3

If you’re applying by certified courier

Government of Canada
Passport Program
22 de Varennes Street
Gatineau, Quebec
J8T 8R1

Applying from the United States: You need to mail your application to us

We suggest you use a certified courier or a mail service with tracking. It will help protect your documents and we’ll get your application sooner.

If you’re applying by mail

Government of Canada
Passport Program
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0G3
Canada

If you’re applying by certified courier

Government of Canada
Passport Program
22 de Varennes Street
Gatineau, Quebec
J8T 8R1
Canada

If you need a passport urgently

Contact the nearest Government of Canada office in the United States.

Applying from outside Canada and the United States: You need to apply at a Government of Canada office abroad

We’re still accepting passport applications at many offices abroad if you need to

  • travel
  • meet residency requirements

If you don’t need a passport urgently, wait until normal services resume.

Before you apply, contact the nearest Government of Canada office by telephone or email.

Find the nearest Government of Canada office

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